The “Who Knows?” point in the election cycle

For the past few months, Republicans have been giddy over Biden’s falling approving ratings. Bad headlines that began with an August COVID spike and the Afghan withdrawal continued with rising gas prices and inflation. The GOP could taste the defeat they believe is...
Gratitude

Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone will celebrate. Despite the difficult and divisive times we face, we still have much for which to be thankful. On a personal level, I’m thankful for my family. My parents are still with us and have lived well into their 80s in...

An unregulated militia

An unregulated militia

The Kyle Rittenhouse incident illustrates so many of the problems we’re facing in this country right now. I knew from watching the video that he would be acquitted of any charges related to shooting those people. I hoped that some law would hold him accountable for...

Trumpism

Trumpism

At a news conference recently, a reporter asked Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “Why is it that the only thing Republicans punish their own members for is speaking out against Donald Trump?” The question came after all but three Republicans refused to...

How to beat Madison Cawthorn

How to beat Madison Cawthorn

Madison Cawthorn says he switched districts to keep another establishment Republican out of Congress. That Republican was North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore. Moore is about as traditional a North Carolina Republican as you can get—solidly conservative on both...

Thoughts on a poll

Thoughts on a poll

This morning I have more random thoughts than cohesive ones. My main thoughts are about the Washington Post/ABC poll that shows Democrats trailing Republicans on the Congressional generic ballot by ten points, the largest lead for the GOP in the history of the poll....

The GOP upheaval

The GOP upheaval

Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced he’s switching district to run in the newly drawn 13th district that was assumed to have been drawn for House Speaker Tim Moore. Cleveland County, Moore’s home, is in the middle of the district that stretches from Charlotte to...

What Democrats should do next

What Democrats should do next

Democrats had a roller coaster of a week. The began by having tough elections in Virginia and New Jersey and ended it by passing a historic infrastructure bill with bipartisan support. The warnings of the Virginia election still stand, but Biden can now claim that...

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